What To Do With Patio Furniture During The Winter

What To Do With Patio Furniture In The Winter

It may be a little early for Christmas music, but before you know it the temperatures will drop and snow will be falling! As exciting as this time of year can be, it definitely leaves homeowners with a fair share of work to do to keep their homes safe and clean all winter long.

For those of us with well-used decks, part of our job when winter comes is to take care of our patio furniture. But does that mean hiding it inside completely? Or is it strong enough to brave the weather on its own?

In this blog, Harmony Decking will tell you about the different types of patio furniture and help you figure out which is best for your deck and lifestyle.

Types of Patio Furniture

With most types of deck furniture, forgetting about it and leaving it out all winter can cause a lot of damage. However, not all types need to be hidden away during the cold. If you’re thinking about buying new outdoor furniture and know you won’t have the time or energy to move it inside for winter, consider buying a variety that can withstand the winter months. Here’s a list of the different types of outdoor furniture:

Wicker: Leaving furniture made with wicker material outside during the winter is no good. Wicker can expand and contract with the snow, which can cause it to break.

Steel: Steel-framed furniture is another type that just won’t be able to handle the cold weather. Too much water and ice can cause it to rust or crack. Take it inside before it gets too damaged and touch up any scratches so it looks fresh for the spring.

Aluminum: This is the good stuff when it comes to weather durability! Furniture made with aluminum is the toughest of all patio furniture. Aluminum furniture can be left out all year round. So whether you’re too busy or just too darn lazy to bring it in, buy yourself aluminum table and chairs!

Natural Stone: Natural elements oftentimes come with cracks and crevices – which are perfect hiding places for water. Like wicker furniture, water can expand and contract and ruin what was once your favorite outdoor tabletop!

Fabric Materials: This one’s probably a no-brainer. Fabric materials should always be brought in for the winter. They’re delicate and weak when it comes to harsh weather and can be damaged easily.

Call Harmony Decking Today!

If you’re looking to get all decked out and want a patio of your own, contact Harmony Decking today! You can check out pictures of our work on our website. We’re a company started by two friends who value honesty, so with us you’ll always get great work for a fair price! Call Harmony Decking today so we can prove that when you work with us, your project is in good hands.

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